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2021.06.23 21:17

ロングハイキングはすきですか? - Do you like long hikes?

This is the second

batch of photos from my hike the previous Sunday. From the waterfall I continued on the trail to make sort of a loop. There were more nice views with impressive rock formations.

I promised you surprise encounters. The deer I came upon on the trail was rather not unexpected, although it did take me by surprise when I was suddenly standing just a couple of meters away. The deer was surprised as well and stood there for a while as I was reaching for my camera. It then moved into the trees a bit and that's when I took that photo.

The next creature did surprise me! To be honest, I was hoping to be able to photograph a woodpecker ever since I got back into photography, but it's always been elusive. So as I was walking down the trail, I heard hammering. As I turned to the right, there it was, less than ten meters away. It's a Hairy Woodpecker. It did not seem to mind me at all, I was snapping pictures as it was busily hammering on the dead fallen tree. I was happy it gave me time to get away with a few sharp photos(#4,#5,#6).

Then, just an hour and half later, I heard hammering again. I moved towards the sound, away from the trail, but I almost walked right by the bird. This one is called Williamson's Sapsucker (#7). Very handsome, don't you think? Two species of woodpecker in one day, so precious!

The chipmunk is always an easy subject. This one was chomping on a pine cone. :)

As I was getting close to the parking lot, the clouds really started building and the rumble of thunder could be heard. I was happy I got back without trouble. In total I covered 21.5 km in 7.5 hours - my longest hike this season so far.
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  • Tomoe 2021.06.23 23:15

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    すごい🤩🤩🤩
  • Kumi 2021.06.23 23:27

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    I love long hikes too, but never tried such a long one… The woodpeckers are similar to the Great spotted woodpecker that I have seen only once, but not the same. Very handsome! The wild creatures photos you took are always great!
  • Jake 2021.06.24 00:22

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    @Kumi Thank you for commenting! I was just lucky to be on the right spot at the right time. I usually don't hike that far, but I think I should more often. I just need to get up earlier 😄.
  • Jake 2021.06.24 00:22

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    @Tomoe ありがとう! 😃
  • Atsuko 2021.06.24 03:06

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    They are so beautiful! I often hear woodpeckers hammering woods in the mountains, but I've never seen them. You are good at finding them!
  • Jake 2021.06.24 03:09

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    @Atsuko Thank you, but I guess I was just lucky. Like I wrote, I have been looking out for them for a long time. It is just so rare to be able to get so close without them flying away immediately. 😁
  • Yuko 2021.06.25 00:51

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    The squirrel is so cute❣️😆
  • ゆみ♡Yumi 2021.06.25 04:04

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    Your photo is always impressive. Thank you for sharing💕

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